Tag Archives: Composition

Composition is Key

Composition controls many aspects of a photograph. When making an image the way the photographer frames the image is crucial. In this photograph taken for Saint Peter’s University Hospital, the way that the faces of the subjects are shown in the mirror, while still giving a hint of the rest of their figures in the foreground gives a sense of space and action. The viewer better understands what is going on being able to see that they are in fact standing in front of the mirror. The image captures a very intimate moment of a speech pathologist helping a patient re-learn to speak. Capturing the image in this way leads to a very successful double portrait in which there is a relationship built between the subjects and between the viewer and subjects.

Think about how the way you compose a photograph has an effect on the photographs message. Try to compose in such a way that the whole story is told. Remember to try different angles, distances and crops to find the perfect fit for your image!

Happy Shooting! :]

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Tech-Savvy

So, our tech-savvy Pyrenean Shepard, Whoopee wants to know, who has the new iPhone 5? This new piece of technology was released this week, and has some significant improvements with the photography aspect. It’s been reported that there are improvements in low-light captures, repetitive shooting without delay, and increased quality in the front camera. With technology improving it is becoming easier and easier to get good quality photos. Having the iPhone is great for capturing nice pictures on the go!

However, it’s important to remember that technology doesn’t make the photo, it’s the photographer behind the camera who makes or breaks an image. Technology can’t hold a candle to exceptional lighting and an interesting composition! That’s why there are still professionals. 🙂

 

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Texture and Color

Texture and color palette are both important elements of composing a photograph. The combination of texture and color palette can be  what makes an image. For example, this photograph taken for Exquisicat cat litter packaging is successful because of the monochromatic color scheme that contrasts with the bright colors of the box. Also, the complimentary textures of the blanket and the cats fur are aesthetically pleasing.

Things to consider:

  • Color schemes to try:  Complimentary, analogous, triadic, and yes, even monochromatic color schemes have their place!
  • Texture combinations:  Using different textures in combination with one another can create interesting visual patterns and enhance different parts of the image.
  •  Synchronize these two: Using a busy patterned texture  with monochromatic colors works well, whereas these textures with bright and varying colors may be too overwhelming and distracting. Pair these elements with care to create a successful image.

Happy Shooting.

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Headshots are Important…for Everyone!

Just as headshots can be crucial for people with jobs in modeling, acting, or even business; headshots are just as important for animals seeking work! One of the most basic steps in getting your animal into advertising photo shoots is to get them a great head shot. The better their photograph looks, the more likely they are to get chosen by the art director of the job. A photograph with good lighting that shows the animal’s face and body is a good bet. We photographed our friend Ilson’s (owner of Samba Restaurant in Montclair) Boston Terrier, Bella. The image shows her fit body stature and lovable face.

Who could say no to casting that face?

 

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